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Name: Irene
Title: Assistant State Superintendent for Libraries
Organization: State of Maryland
Address: Division of Library Development and Services
200 W Baltimore St
City: Baltimore
State: MD
Zip Code: 21201
Phone: (410) 767-0435
Fax: (410) 333-2507
Appointment Date: 5/30/2002
Committee Assignments:

  • Research and Statistics Committee

    Library Agency Homepage:
    Virtual Library:
    State Home Page:
    Governor: Larry Hogan
    Library Association:
    Friends of the Library Association:
    Trustee Association:
    Other State Library Links:


    Link to IMLS Public Library Statistics Webpage:

    Year the data below was released: 2012
    URL for Statewide Public Library Statistics:

    Population: 5,399,478
    Number of Public Libraries: 27
    Total Circulation: 57,927,370
    Circulation Per Capita: 17.6
    Total Library Operating Income: 273,045,977
    Total Expenditures: 263,914,671
    Expenditures per capita:48.9
    State Support:56,922,955
    Total Construction Funding:23,280,228
    Materials Loaned to other Libraries: 227,633


    Link to IMLS State Library Statistics Webpage:

    Year the data below was released: 2013
    Governance Structure: The Division of Library Development & Services is part of the Maryland State Department of Education, an Executive Branch of the Maryland State Government.
    Library Legislation:
    Education Article, Annotated Code of Maryland Title 6 6-204 Title 23 23-101 to 23-510 Title 25 25-301 to 25-303 State Government Title 10 10-501 to 10-512 State Personnel and Pensions Title 2 2-515.1 Title 22 22-205 Title 23 23-206
    Library Standards:

    Allied and Other Special Operations:
    The Division of Library Development and Services (DLDS) contracts with the Enoch Pratt Free Library in Baltimore to operate the State Library Resource Center (SLRC). The Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped is a branch of DLDS.
    Number of Service Outlets: Two service outlets; The Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped and the State Library Resource Center.
    Staff: 24
    Income: 3,438,909
    Expenditures: 3,438,909
    Employment Opportunities:


    LSTA Five Year Plan:
    Other Relevant Links to State Library Publications:
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